Gentiva To Pay $12.5M Over Medicare Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT) -- Gentiva Health Services Inc., the largest home health care provider in the U.S., will pay $12.5 million to settle claims that it fraudulently billed Medicare for costs related to company sales efforts, authorities announced Wednesday.

Gentiva — whose nursing and home health aide operations span more than 200 home health agencies in the U.S. — continues, however, to deny the improper billing allegations, which stem from an investigation into the company's annual cost reports, according to U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta...
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